Launch of the WHO's Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020
World Mental Health Day took place on 10th October. Three days prior to this during the annual Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Forum which brings together the WHO Secretariat, member states and international partners, the WHO launched its Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020.
Family Medicine 360 - young doctors' exchanges
Family Medicine 360 is a global, international exchange program for Junior Family Doctors and General Practitioners, who would like to experience Primary Health Care in a different country.
Policy bite - universal health coverage
Professor Amanda Howe, our new President–Elect, said in her speech at the WONCA Council that she would help with policy messages. She now takes up that challenge with her regular Policy Bites column - this being her second column.
WHO survey for primary care providers
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) want to hear about your experiences providing primary care health services.
Dr Lucy Candib - WONCA Five-Star doctor
Dr Lucy Candib of the USA is WONCA's Five-Star doctor for 2013-16. She received the award at the WONCA Prague conference from Professor Rich Roberts
Integrating Mental Health and Primary Care: Lessons Learned in Different Countries
The purpose of this summary on a workshop conducted in Prague, is to remove from consideration mistaken notions that these problems are unimportant and of little interest to family doctors and to further stimulate continuing worldwide efforts to help people with prevalent emotional and behavioral problems get proper care.